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Public comment sought on proposed fee increases at 3 national parks in Utah

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Posted at 6:35 PM, Jan 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-06 20:35:11-05

SOUTHERN UTAH — Three national parks in Southwest Utah will hold an open house next week to discuss proposed fee increases at Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Cedar Breaks Monument.

The open house will take place Jan. 8 at the Iron County Visitor Center, 581 N. Main Street, in Cedar City from 5 to 7 p.m.

More than 80 percent of collected fee revenues are reinvested directly back into the park they are collected in, according to a press release from National Park Service.

Future revenues from the proposed fee increases will be used to support and enhance other visitor services including maintenance of park facilities, additional upgrades to campgrounds restoration of historic buildings and landscapes and additional park interpretive and educational programs.

Periodically, the National Parks Service reviews its fee rates and the fee proposals locally are part of a broader assessment underway across the nation, the release states.

Comments on Bryce Canyon’s proposed fee increases will be accepted online through Jan. 12 at www.parkplanning.nps.gov.

Written comments may be mailed to the park’s superintendent at Bryce National Park: PO Box 640201, Bryce Utah, 84764.

Attention letter as fee proposal.

Public comment for Zion National Park’s proposal ends Jan. 23. Submit online comments at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/zion.

Mail written comments to: Fee Program Coordinator, Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah, 84767.

Public comment for Cedar Breaks ends Jan. 30. Online comments may be emailed to daphne_sewing@nps.gov. Comments will also be accepted at http://www.nps.gov/cebr/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm.

Send written comments to: Cedar Breaks National Monument, 2390 West Highway 56, Cedar City, Utah, 84720. Attention letter as proposed fee increase.

View increases at: http://fox13now.com/2014/12/08/public-comment-sought-for-proposed-fee-increases-at-zion-national-park/